SciFi Wire – M.M. Buckner Interview

Please talk about the genesis of WATERMIND, how you came to write it, where the idea came from, etc.
For many years, I’ve worked with environmental organizations to help protect water.  Watersheds, wetlands, aquifers, rivers and streams, lakes, oceans, I’ve supported these groups with time and money.  I’m a scuba diver as well as a certified instructor of both whitewater and sea kayaking.  Any water activity, I love it.  Water is the stuff of life.

Naturally, with such an interest, I was drawn to the idea of a water-based science story.  When I began to read about the Mississippi River – the size of its drainage area, the tonnage of pollution it carries, and the complex manmade structures built to control its flow, well, that inspired me. (more…)